During the Fall and Spring semester LSAMP will support a couple of URM students who have incredible passion to promote and represent IUSB by sharing their personal college experiences to local high schools that have high numbers of URM groups. These LSAMP Scholars will act as a link to the local high schools and serve as advocates for higher education. They’ll serve as role models for students through their experiences and by providing students with information regarding IUSB STEM programs and the support system that’s part of IUSB tradition.

Stacey Jean-Baptiste
Ms. Stacey Jean-Baptiste is a Biology major and is excited to be a high school ambassador this academic year. Stacey is involved in several clubs in campus; she’s the treasurer of the International Students Organization, the Historian of TriBeta Honor Society, the vice president of the Diversity vs. Adversity Club, and is a member of the French Club and the Pre Health Professional Club.
Amanda Landry
Ms. Amanda Landry is a Biology major. She is looking forward to sharing her love of science with local high school students.
Victor Gutierrez-Schultz
Mr. Victor Gutierrez-Schultz is a Biochemistry major. He was one of the Spring LSAMP ambassador in the Spring semester. He’s looking forward to visiting local high schools once again this Fall and in the Spring to share his college experiences with the students. Victor is actively involved in research; he was one of the recipient of the IUSB SMART fellowship for summer undergraduate research. He’s been working with Professor Gretchen Anderson on an ongoing project to clone the genes for the enzyme arsenite oxidase into E. coli, and induce these bacteria into making the enzyme in an environmentally friendly manner. Victor is the president of the Chemistry and Biochemistry Club and plays a key role in organizing outreach activities targeting our science students and the local community. He plans to pursue doctoral studies in Biochemistry after receiving his undergraduate degree.
E-Lexus Thornton
Mr. E-Lexus Thornton is a Physics major, a recipient of the 2017 LSAMP summer research fellowships. He conducted research over the summer under the guidance of Professor Hinnefeld using the Recoil Mass Separator St George in Notre Dame’s Nuclear Science Laboratory to study low energy (α,γ) reactions using inverse kinematics to better understand the helium burning processes in stars.  In the future, E-Lexus plans to pursue graduate studies in Mechanical Engineering with research interests in aviation and clean energy. E-Lexus wears many hats he is the president of the Black Student Union and the treasurer of the Physics Club. He’s looking forward to sharing his academic experiences as a Physics major.